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First Century And Then Some Ride Of The Year

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First Century And Then Some Ride Of The Year

Time: May 3, 2014 from 7am to 7pm
Location: Meet at Senn Playlot Park
Street: Ridge and Clark
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map: https://maps.google.com/?q=ht…
Phone: 3129709328
Event Type: social, century, training, clinic
Organized By: JustWill
Latest Activity: May 3

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We should start early, no later than 7 a.m. Ride from Senn Playlot Park (under The Young Lincoln statue) to Wilmette on the N. Shore Channel Trail, and Sheridan Rd going north to Robert McClory Bike Path in Highland Park all the way up to Wisconsin/Illinois border. We'll rurn west on Russel Rodad then we'll take the Des Plaines River Trail south to Libertyville for lunch and libation at Mickey Finn's Brewery in Libertyville.

Pace will be average around 15MPH

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After that, we either continue on Des Plaines River Trail south to Schiller Woods and go east on Lawrence back to Lincoln Square for some ice cream, or take the Metra back from Lake Bluff.

If you're doing the full century, and then some, Google Maps approximates this trip will be around 100 miles. 

If the DP River trail is impassable due to the (possible) rain, we can swing to the east and take the Skokie Valley Bike Path - cut east on Lake Cook Rd (north of the Botanic Garden) and take the Green Bay Trail south.

Pace will "average" around 15mph. You can go faster if you want, but remember, this is not a supported century.

Please bring:

  • water
  • layers
  • light weight lock
  • bungee for Metra
  • flat kit (tube, patch kit, pump)

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Comment by Lanterne Rouge on May 3, 2014 at 4:41pm

I overslept, so I couldn't ride the small bit. But, I just got in from riding. There's a pretty stiff 20 mph W wind that was pretty annoying. 

Comment by Aaron Bussey on May 3, 2014 at 10:46am
Must be a headwind. Average speed 12 :p
Comment by JustWill on May 3, 2014 at 7:15am
Comment by Julie Hochstadter on May 3, 2014 at 12:20am
I may not make it in the am guys.
Comment by Andronymous on May 1, 2014 at 9:26pm

Kudos on the plan. One of my favorite gathering spots, and I need to achieve riding to Kenosha, but sadly can't come.  Also, that's a pretty ambitious average speed.

Comment by JustWill on May 1, 2014 at 1:31pm

You don't like sleeping on the sofa

Comment by Aaron Bussey on May 1, 2014 at 12:45pm

Im a lamo

Comment by Lanterne Rouge on May 1, 2014 at 12:06pm

I might be able to ride for up to Wilmette'ish with you guys. I have plans for the late morning but wouldn't mind a 90 minute or so ramble with some people.

Comment by Julie Hochstadter on May 1, 2014 at 11:18am

I have my niece's bday party in Northbrook at noon so my plan is to meet you guys, ride north, then hang with family for an hour or two and then rock out at some kids arcade. 

Comment by JustWill on May 1, 2014 at 9:36am

Here, check out the route http://t.co/m2IcY4W5

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